Journal of Divorce & Remarriage

Publisher: Haworth Press


The landmark Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of divorce, including predivorce marital and family treatment, marital separation and dissolution, children's responses to divorce and separation, single parenting, remarriage, and stepfamilies. With its interdisciplinary focus - represented by the professional variety of the editorial board and the wealth of published topics - it is a valuable instrument for many professionals. The Journal of Divorce & Remarriage enriches the clinical skills of all marriage and family specialists, as well as enhances the therapeutic and legal resources for couples and families needing specialized aid with divorce issues. The interdisciplinary Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is valuable to all professionals who help families, including counselors, social workers, family therapists, and lawyers involved in family law. The journal: serves as a medium for viewpoints from a wide variety of fields; publishes the most recent clinical research studies; increases understanding of the changes that accompany divorce and remarriage and how spouses and children adjust to these changes; realizes that divorce and remarriage and their consequences are an interrelated and continuous process for those involved; provides a useful and informative resource for professionals helping families cope with the dissolution of one marriage and the building of another.

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    Journal of divorce & remarriage, Journal of divorce and remarriage
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Using Swedish register data, this article examines the association between having experienced the birth of a younger half-sibling and two educational outcome measures among Swedish 9th graders from 1998 to 2007. The data set, with the full population of 9th graders (N = 874,812), enables us to differentiate between adolescents with maternal as well as paternal half-siblings. The results show that adolescents in postseparation families with half-siblings have lower overall grades and are less likely to be eligible for school continuation after 9th grade than those without half-siblings. The results point to interesting gender patterns both by the sex of the child and whether the half-sibling is maternal or paternal.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 09/2014; 55(7):568-589.
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    ABSTRACT: This article focuses on gender differences in emotional well-being of adolescents in five different family settings. It analyzes two main mediators—economic deprivation and parental socialization— and is based on unusually rich survey data combining parental and child reports as well as information from administrative registers. The results show lower well-being of children in single-mother families and stepfamilies. These associations are mainly mediated through parental socialization rather than economic deprivation, except for girls in their early to midteens living with a single mother. Different patterns of lower well-being levels for boys and girls in different family settings are found.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 08/2013; 54(6):476-504.
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    ABSTRACT: Using an attachment theory perspective, variation in adult romantic attachment style outcomes were examined according to childhood experiences of parental divorce and residential instability. The sample was comprised of 172 individuals in the young adulthood developmental stage that were recruited using snowball sampling via online social networking. Participants completed an online survey containing the 36-item Experiences in Close Relationships scale and 28 author-developed items. The majority of the sample reported stable and predictable living arrangements as children. Those whose parents had divorced reported higher levels of parental conflict during their childhood than those whose parents had never divorced or separated. There was no statistical difference on adult romantic attachment style score between individuals who experience parental divorce or separation and those who did not. Parental conflict and stability of residence patterns did not have a statistically significant impact on attachment avoidance or anxiety. For participants whose parents had divorced or separated, conflict, residential stability, and time with nonresidential parent statistically improved the predictive ability of attachment anxiety. Specifically, time with nonresidential parent moderated adult romantic attachment anxiety.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2013; 54(2).
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    ABSTRACT: This article moves from describing children's reactions to divorce to explaining them by using their quotes and art to demonstrate parental bickering, screaming, and fighting as causative factors for many of their reactions to divorce. Data from children of divorce (aged 3–18 yrs) show that, from the view of the children, parental discord in any intensity or communication form provoked the most negative effects on them. Reactions to parental discord included increased crying; sadness; fear, aggression, hate, and hostility toward the parents; shame due to their parents' behaviors; and a fall in academic achievements. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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    ABSTRACT: One gap in the remarriage literature to date concerns the timing of remarriage among different groups. This paper begins to fill this gap by examining the tempo of remarriage among individuals whose first marriages ended in divorce and individuals whose first marriages ended in spousal death. Drawing on event-history models, the results suggest that divorced individuals remarry quicker than individuals whose first marriage ended in spousal death. Interestingly, results also indicate that this relationship is moderated by both gender and parity, suggesting demographic and life course factors can impede or encourage post-marital union formation.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 10/2012; 53(7):543-558.
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated three parental marital statuses and relationship quality among unmarried, but dating adults ages 18 to 35 (N = 1153). Those whose parents never married one another tended to report the lowest relationship quality (in terms of relationship adjustment, negative communication, commitment, and physical aggression) compared to those with divorced or married biological parents. In addition, those with divorced parents reported lower relationship adjustment and more negative communication than those with married parents. Parental conflict and the degree to which participants rated their parents' relationship as a healthy model for their own relationships partially explained the associations between parental marital status and relationship outcomes. We suggest that this particular family type (i.e., having parents who never marry one another) needs greater attention in this field in terms of research and intervention.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 07/2012; 53(5):348-367.
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    ABSTRACT: This study evaluated a 1-day workshop combined with postintervention journal writing designed to help divorced parents forgive their ex-spouse. Participants (N = 99) were randomly assigned to a workshop with gratitude journal condition (WG), the same workshop with daily events journal condition (WDE), or a wait-list comparison condition (WAIT). Participants completed measures of forgiveness, well-being, and parenting at pretest, posttest (i.e., after the workshop but prior to journaling), and 1-month follow-up (i.e., after the journaling). Consistent with hypotheses, forgiveness of an ex-spouse and dispositional forgiveness were positively related to coparenting, and forgiveness of an ex-spouse was related to better mental health. Participants assigned to WG improved more on situational and dispositional forgiveness as compared to other conditions. Contrary to hypotheses, participants in WG and WDE did not improve over time more than WAIT participants on mental health or parenting measures. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2012; 53(3):231-145.
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    ABSTRACT: One of the most complex and compelling issues confronting policymakers, parents, and the family court system is what type of parenting plan is most beneficial for children after their parents' divorce. How much time should children live with each parent? An increasing number of children are living with each parent at least 35% of the time in shared residential parenting families: How are these children and their parents faring? In what ways, if any, do divorced parents who share the residential parenting differ from parents whose children live almost exclusively with their mother? How stable are shared residential parenting plans? By reviewing the existing studies on shared parenting families, these questions are addressed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 11/2011; 52(8):586-609.
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    ABSTRACT: The social disruption experienced by people with neuropsychiatric disorders may be pervasive and manifest in divorce. It has been estimated that 90% of marriages involving a partner with bipolar disorder culminate in divorce. To verify this information we studied the results of the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. We found that the percentage of divorced residents was 7%. However, “lonesome” status (widowed, divorced, separated, never married, and single) was prevailing in 79% of residents. The rates of divorce were highest among bipolar, paranoid, and schizophrenic residents (18%, 12%, and 12%, respectively). Lonesome status was also highest among bipolar, paranoid, and schizophrenic residents (85%, 84%, and 83%, respectively). Never married status was highest among those with schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive residents, and bipolar patients (12%, 12%, and 11%, respectively). We conclude that shizophrenic and bipolar patients are very likely to never get married or to end up divorced.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 05/2011; 52(4):220-224.
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    ABSTRACT: The Indian legislature is circumspect in introducing major changes in personal laws. The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 was legislation that sought to allow Muslim women the right to divorce like their counterparts in Hindu and other religions. The intent of this article is to explore the progress of inclusion of fault grounds and nonfault grounds into the wording of the statute of the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2011; 52(2):94-108.